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Next week "wrinkled"

Let me introduce our newest 'family' member. Cledus Bodene







And his side-kickDudley DOOright

He's a cute addition to the family, don't you think? rofl Our two cats aren't too sure of him tho! But, they'll get used to him in time. Bud said "You gotta name him!" So, I laid awake all night last night [figuratively] thinking up a perfect and charming name to go along with his 'cuteness'. It coulda been Clem...but nothing fit well with that name except for Kadiddlehopper, and I didn't want that. And being a southerner now, I thought he needed two names -kinda like Billy Ray and Bobby Joe, y'know? I even thought of Willie Nelson...nah!! No way José! But the thought did cross my mind. We two do have an odd ritual of naming things --our car is even named. Sheila if you're interested. LOL

If you've stopped by here this past week, you will remember that I posted on Tuesday about being nearly finished. This has been my project for Autumn decor these past few weeks. It took me a while to get the pattern and directions printed out [the printer ink cartridges were dried out!] and deciphering the broken English terms and different use of symbols compared to the "American" version of crochet directions. It was a challenge from the very beginning...but, I stuck to it and proceeded with will and determination. After crocheting the pieces, then stuffing them with fiberfill, I stitched them together finally, and here he is...our very own Cledus Bodene [nice Southern 'ring' to his chosen name, don't you think?]. When he was completely assembled by me, I used a certain gauge wire through his arms to keep them outstretched. Then, a #4 dowel through the body and drilled a #4 notch in the baseboard [stained with satin finish] and used wood glue to hold him upright. At Michael's I also bought some small Autumn leaves for the 'final touch'. Now, I'm wondering if I can actually try to make another one...I miss working on it. It's funny how you get so involved in a project like this, that when it's done, you feel lost --'with nothing to do'.

Maybe I can construe the pattern somewhat, change the color combinations and make a witch doll that can sit. You know me and my fascination with witches for Halloween, right? I collect them. And they only come out once a year for a month. [I just found a really cool, cute one, that is a votive candle burner at Ross! That'll be another blog someday.]

The colors used:
Leaf Green for his hat. Blue denim for hat band
Crow: black, yellow and flesh
Jacket: Forest Green for raglan sleeves and lavender for vest/bodice
Lower Body: flesh
Pants: Blue denim
Straw: Lemon Yellow
Face: Pumpkin Orange, flesh to make the pom pom nose -black for lip embroidery stitch
Patches: Magenta, white, light turquoise, dark turquoise and burnt orange [stitched on with black]

PS - next week? Wrinkled? Hmmmmm, a self portrait then? [kidding!]

64 comments :

  1. Cledus Bodene is a handsome one!!! beautiful work, Anni, very colorful too :)
    LOL, I thought of a self portrait for next week's theme too, then I thought maybe my wrist? or knees?? :D
    Happy PH and happy weekend!!

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  2. oh i love this! so creative! happy weekend! :)

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  3. Certainly a colourful little guy.
    Happy weekend, Anni

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  4. Hi Anni. I had a nasty flu and missed last week's PH. I'm happy to be back.

    Cledus Bodene is a nice name with a ring to it. He's really cute! I admire your creativity. It's nice that he even has a little friend on top of his hat.

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  5. Nice tameetcha, Cledus Bodene and Dudley Dooright. ;-)

    What a great project, and just right for Fall! All that wire and pieces of dowel sure do sound painful for Cledus though, LOL! ;-)

    Have a great weekend, Anni.

    Love and hugs,

    Diane

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  6. Oh boy - we're getting ready for Halloween! Yippeeee!
    Love your colorful Cledus Bodene and his trusty side-kick!!! Very sweet and halloweeny!
    (you know me and halloween!) *S*
    Happy week sweetie
    L

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  7. So, so cute. I love him.

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  8. Welcome to your new addition - oh so cute!! :-)

    Happy Weekend.

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  9. that's some gorgeous piece of work and very colorful too!! good job. :) thanks for stopping by mine.

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  10. You've crocheted Cledus Bodene, cute and colorful, and a sweet addition to the family.
    Great piece of work! I am just a beginner at Crochet, and mastering the types of stitches.
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    Have a great weekend!

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  11. I LOVE fall. My favorite season. Great photos, and a fun creation! Thanks for stopping by my site, as well.

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  12. You are just too, too colourful for words LOL.
    Hope your weekend is just as colourful.

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  13. Wow! That's cute! I'm glad you got it done in time for this week though because it's just so appropriate. How long did it take you to make?

    Thanks for introducing us to Cledus btw :)

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  14. wow those are lovely...

    Great entry for this week's theme.. very clever

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  15. That is pretty and colorful picture. Happy hunting!

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  16. Very creative and colorful!
    have a great weekend =D

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  17. WOW! Those are surely COLORFUL photos! Love it too:) Happy Weekend!

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  18. He's adorable! Love your new theme, which is full of the colors for autumn!

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  19. You are very talented! He is a cutie. Drop by.

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  20. He turned out wonderfully! Thanks for sharing! I'm ready for fall myself. Love the fall colors. This will be our first fall in Georgia. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  21. Wow.. that's beautiful! Well.. you can name him anything except John Doe (a term for an unidentified victims :P

    Cledus Bodene? That's one name that I don't think I can pronounce properly.. haha :P

    http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

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  22. They look very detailed and they are adorable!!! I love the names.

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  23. i used to be afraid of scarecrows especially because i watched this horror movie when i was young about a scarecrow. but yours is so cute that i find it so wholesome!

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  24. They are indeed very colorful!

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  25. Gday Dear Anni.. I love him and his so colourful..im going to try make him when i finish my Afgans

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  26. This is the first tinme I am posting a comment, but I have to try.
    your Cledus Bodene is sooooo wonderful and colorful, and you are so talented.
    Now that you have finished him, don't you think he should have a girlfriend sitting in front of him? "sss"

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  27. I admire the effort and time to produce such a great craft....

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  28. Hahahaha... Cledus... love it! Definitely has some Southern connotations! And I know many "colorful" Southerners... hehehe! ;-)

    Thanks for coming by & leaving some love for my "colorful" photos. Have a great weekend!

    http://lorivillarreal.typepad.com/do_you_realize/2008/08/photo-hunt-saturday--colorful.html

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  29. HE is absolutely adorable! And I think the name is perfect! I was just getting ready to ask if you MADE him when you got to the part about the patterns! You did GREAT!!! I know you are proud of him - and should be! Just darling!

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  30. Anni,

    I absolutely LOVE him and also his name. What an imagination you have. This is a lovely project and you did a terrific job. I love the base and the autumn leaves around it.

    I always find something here to brighten my day. Have a good one.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  31. Awww, he's adorable. I hear ya on trying to decipher UK crochet patterns when you're used to US though. When I was learning to crochet I found out there were two versions and forced myself to memorise both, but I *still* manage to get them mixed up.

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  32. Your Cledus Bodene (what a name ! If it would have been Bodenus it would be a roman !) very very cute !
    I saw a stuffed cat today a rather big one and couldn't resist ! It's a cushion now it decorates my bed ! (childish some people would say !)

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  33. The name is as colorful as the doll! LOL.

    I also did Photo Hunt. Come share your link! :) http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-colorful/

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  34. That is so sweeeeeet and the name is just as sweet ;O) He certainly is very colourful!

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  35. He's great and I love his name! (Our cars are named Betty, Brian and Alfie.)

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  36. Love the name!! How cute is that! You sure did a great job on making this! WOW! love and hugs Grams

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  37. Anni, what an adorable little character and I love the name! You made this, it must have been difficult! It came out very nice! :)

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  38. Oh, my! You're so talented! I haven't a crafty bone in my body. >8\

    We're so ready for fall. Summer, which was once my favourite season, gets harder to handle every year. ¡Vaya con Dios!

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  39. Oh how cute! I love the name that you picked out too. I thought right away when I saw him that he would be perfect for fall.

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  40. Great pics for this week's theme! Such beautiful, vivid colors :)

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  41. colorfully cute! You got a new layout! Lovely yellow! (havent been photohunting for a while so for me this is new...

    Have a colorful week!

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  42. I love all the colorful doll photos today! They’re so cute. I've been gone all morning connecting with an old friend ... but I enjoyed the COLORFUL theme so much this week that I participated twice: once this morning at SacredRuminations and the other at Small Reflections ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  43. Well, I have to say,'He's a handsome dude, for sure!'

    Now- you got me thinking about fall- and it's too soon, judging by the hot weather we're still having!!


    :)

    Junie

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  44. Anni,

    I haven't received any emails from you, but please try again. Send one to my ISP addy and a carbon copy to my yahoo. Then we can see if my ISP addy is working for you. I didn't find anything in my junk folder. My yahoo is malward2002@yahoo.ca

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  45. He looks so kikay (that a colloquial word in my country that could mean fun)! That word first came to my mind when I saw this fella -which I'm sure kid will love!

    Happy Saturday!

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  46. u r so talented. i may a klutz with all these creative stuff.

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  47. Ahhh! So cute ... and colourful! The fall is on it's way, I saw a few leaves starting to change colour recently.

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  48. With Cledus Bodene at home, I'm sure your family and days would be filled with colors :P

    Wishing you a colorful..............LIFE everyday!!! *wink*

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  49. Your newest addition to your family is indeed colorful and cute as can be. Happy weekend.

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  50. Lots and lots of color in your newest addition to your family. Nice choice, Anni

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  51. Love it, love it, love it!! I thought his sidekick is very cute! :-)

    But you're preparing for Autumn!! I'm still savoring the Summer!! (I hate the winter cold esp here in Boston!) LOL

    I still love the photos. There. :-)

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  52. I just come now to visit you because yesterday my daughter needed her mother for shopping! Cledus Bodene is nice colorful little guy! you did a great great job creating him! Perharps now he would need a girlfriend...?

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  53. Ooh what a colourful chap! Happy weekend

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  54. VERY lovely new member. Love it. And thanks for dropping by my blog (=

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  55. very colorful new family member!

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  56. Good morning Anni, I love your bright and colorful scarecrow..he is darling.....have a fun day...hugs, Baba

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  57. Anni, they are great. Very colourful and you must have had fun making them. Have a good Sunday.

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  58. Howdy, Cledus! Glad to meet ya!

    Make sure you stay away from flying monkeys and witches with brooms on fire.

    Baker

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  59. He's very colourful, and you're clever to make him. Well done Anni.

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  60. A very colorful guy added to the family!

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  61. Wow! very colourful indeed :-)

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  62. Colorful puppet! BTW, I love your new layout. :-)

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